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Then King Charles II passed an Act called the Declaration of Indulgence. By this Act all the severe laws against those who did not conform to the Church of England were done away with, and, in consequence, Bunyan was set free.
1672 - King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence
Paul Seaward explores Shaftesbury's support of royal supremacy in ecclesiastical affairs during the 1672 Declaration of Indulgence crisis.
Being "church-outed" by the bishops early balances with Englishmen allowing "a captain back for Egypt" late and, twelve years later, with the implications of the second Declaration of Indulgence. One can appreciate, as well, how Milton's choice to indulge in left-handed writing meant he had to delay writing the national epic.
Removing religion from a central role in the Revolution also means reinterpreting James II's Declaration of Indulgence, which granted broad toleration for religious worship.

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